In this remake of the 1968 film, Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo star as a widower and widow who were also high-school sweethearts. Since they separated years ago, they each have had children, lost their spouses, and have been doing their best to run their households on their own. When they meet, the sparks fly again, and they marry, bringing together their two families that now include 18 children. Also Sean Faris, Katija Pevec, Rip Torn, Tyler Patrick Jones, Linda Hunt, Danielle Panabaker and Lil' J.J. Directed by Raja Gosnell. [1:30]
SEX/NUDITY 3 - A man is bare-chested while getting ready for bed, his wife wears a low-cut nightgown (revealing cleavage), takes him by the hand and they lie in bed kissing. A teenage girl runs out of a house with a towel wrapped around her (cleavage and bare legs are visible) and a teenage boy is in his boxers (his bare chest and legs are visible). A woman wears a very low-cut dress that reveals cleavage, and a woman wears a low-cut top that reveals cleavage in several scenes. A teenage girl wears a short top and a low-slung skirt that reveals her bare abdomen.
► A man and a woman lie in a bed kissing in a store display and people stand around watching them. A man and a woman kiss, and a teenage boy and a teenage girl kiss.
► A teenage boy tells a teenage girl that she's "hot." A man and a woman dance close together. A husband and wife hug. Two boys find thong underwear in the laundry. A man panics when he sees two of his young boys dressed in dresses.
VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - Two young boys accidentally start up a forklift and drive it through a store: a man jumps onto the two prongs in front, he is lifted into the air, he is dragged through signs and banners, he's tossed off the forklift, lands in a pool of slime, gets up and is pinned against bags of sand that spill on him.
► A boy holding a computer monitor falls out of a window: another boy inside grabs the boys legs and is also pulled out, this continues until several children dangle out the window and two women arrive and pull them back up. A boy is pulled into the air on a sailboat when his foot is caught in a rope.
► Children argue in many scenes and pull pranks on each other: In one scene one group sets off the smoke alarm causing the others to run out of the house so that the first group can use the bathrooms, another scene shows several children getting paint on each other and having a paint fight, and in others scenes they throw mud on each other, they mess up the inside of a house with paint and mud, one child throws wooden blocks at another and hits him in the head, two other children have a pillow fight, one boy falls off a ladder and onto the floor, and a man slips on wet paints and lands with his face in a paint-filled tray.
► A man runs into a waiter and spills a tray of drinks. A woman falls on the floor when she misses her chair. A hamster is blown out of a saxophone and lands on a man's head, the man panics. A girl yells at, and chases a boy whose pig swallowed her cell phone. A large party gets out of hand with someone driving a car into a mailbox, riding a bike down the stairs, etc.
► Three children bully two other boys, and several other children come to their rescue, threatening the bullies. A boy sharpens a camping knife and frightens two other boys.
► A pig licks a sleeping man's face and the man kisses it thinking it is his wife; he then gags and spits when he realizes he has just kissed a pig. A teenage girl pours a bowl of cigarette butts over a teenage boy's head. A boy vomits on the deck of a boat and another boy slips in the vomit and lands hard on her back. A boy breathes into a bag when he is seasick, children eat sloppily (a bowl of oatmeal is spilled onto a teenage boy's papers) and a man gags when he brushes his tongue.
► A husband and wife argue and end up sleeping apart.
PROFANITY 2 - 2 sexual references (hot, hotty), 1 mild anatomical term, 1 mild obscenity, 3 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]
SUBSTANCE USE - Underage children drink beer at a party, an adult babysitter drinks alcohol, people drink wine at a celebration dinner, and a man and a woman drink wine at dinner. Young children are put in a room with tubs filled with sweets and snacks and we see them acting wild on a sugar high, and then crashing.
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Death of a spouse, death of a parent, very large families, structure, ignorance, blind dates, military life, military brats, repeated relocation, strict child rearing, foster parenting, high school reunions, spanking, adoption, passing up a dream, sacrifice, organization, scheduling, free expression, chaos, creative spirit, anal retentive behavior, respect, betrayal, jealousy.
MESSAGE - Relationships, especially those that include large families, require cooperation.